Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy: The Real and the Cereal by Seth VannattaChuck Klosterman and Philosophy: The Real and the Cereal by Seth Vannatta

Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy: The Real and the Cereal

EditorSeth Vannatta

Paperback | April 27, 2012

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Since he burst on the world with his heavy-metal memoirFargo Rock City in 2001, Chuck Klosterman has been one of the most successful novelists and essayists in America. His collections of essaysSex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs andChuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas have established Klosterman not only as a credible spokesman for intelligent purveyors of popular culture. His writings and regular columns (inSpin,Esquire,The New York Times Magazine and other venues) about music, sports, and modern culture have sometimes become themselves touchstones in popular culture. The success of his card-based gameHypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations has demonstrated that Klosterman can connect with his fans and readers even off the printed page.As he writes in his contribution to this book, Klosterman 'enjoys writing about big, unwieldy ideas' as they circulate in culture, in people, in music, and in sports. The twenty-two other philosophers writing alongside Klosterman couldn't agree more. They offer their own take on the concepts and puzzles that fascinate him and take up many of Chuck's various challenges to answer brain-twisting hypertheticals" or classic ethical quandaries that would arise if, say, Aristotle wandered backstage at a Kiss concert. Since he burst on the world with his heavy-metal memoirFargo Rock City in 2001, Chuck Klosterman has been one of the most successful novelists and essayists in America. His collections of essaysSex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs andChuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas have established Klosterman not only as a credible spokesman for intelligent purveyors of popular culture. His writings and regular columns (inSpin,Esquire,The New York Times Magazine and other venues) about music, sports, and modern culture have sometimes become themselves touchstones in popular culture. The success of his card-based gameHypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations has demonstrated that Klosterman can connect with his fans and readers even off the printed page.As he writes in his contribution to this book, Klosterman 'enjoys writing about big, unwieldy ideas' as they circulate in culture, in people, in music, and in sports. The twenty-two other philosophers writing alongside Klosterman couldn't agree more. They offer their own take on the concepts and puzzles that fascinate him and take up many of Chuck's various challenges to answer brain-twisting "hypertheticals" or classic ethical quandaries that would arise if, say, Aristotle wandered backstage at a Kiss concert."
Seth Vannatta is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He teaches philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, logic, and American philosophy. He is a former varsity volleyball coach and soccer coach and has written on the philosophy of sport.
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Title:Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy: The Real and the CerealFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:April 27, 2012Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812697626

ISBN - 13:9780812697629

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